In tragic news kickboxer Joel Cahuasqui passed away at the age of 25 after suffering a knockout loss due to a head kick.
The unfortunate incident happened at the Kickboxing National Selective and Pacific Cup Championship in Ecuador where Cahuasqui died on April 1 from a brain hemorrhage he suffered because of the kick according to media outlet El Norte, there were apparently no paramedics or medical assistance ringside for the contest. Ecuadorian reporter Alberto Astudillo B. shared a video of the fight and kick that landed on Cahuasqui via his Twitter page. Our entire team at Fightful would like to send our condolences to the Cahuasqui family and Ecuador kickboxing community for their tragic loss.
Lamento informar que el deportista de los registros de Imbabura, Joel Cahuasqui acaba de fallecer, según informan allegados.— Alberto Astudillo B. (@AVAstudillo) April 2, 2021
El deportista tuvo una hemorragía del tallo cerebral tras combate celebrado en el Campeonato Copa del Pacífico y Selectivo Nacional de KickBoxing ------ pic.twitter.com/DWqrais7ff